WHEN IT ALL SEEMS CLICHE

Monday, August 13, 2018


EVERYTHING IS CLICHE. The internet has left me questioning and second-guessing everything I have written. I worry things are too cliche when I've said them. Have those things been said already? It sounds like they have. My words sound familiar. Why does everything I say sound so unoriginal? I will second guess my wording and actions like no one has before when I get in my head about this. 

But here is the thing. A cliche isn't cliche because the words and actions are mine. 

I am what makes cliche original!

"And I know that sounds cliche." -something I say all the time. 

It's true though! You and I have different stories that lead us to the things we do, therefore, being very different individuals. Two people may love buying plants for their rooms but how they came about putting plants in their room could be drastically unique.

On the surface level, things may seem cliche but the details make a story that is peculiar to itself. Boy meets girl sounds cliche but add in the details about how they met, their names, and what their individual stories are that lead them to meet and it's no longer cliche.

Will this mini-rant end my brain from ringing cliche cliche cliche about everything? Probably not. But will it help me see myself as more original? I think so.

What are your thoughts about cliches?

16 comments

  1. THIS IS SOMETHING I'VE NEVER REALLY THOUGHT OF BEFORE AND WOWOW I'M SO GLAD YOU WROTE ABOUT IT. <3 I tend to say "I know this sounds cliche" a lot, hehe... But this makes me look at things differently now.

    Also; I am loving the new look. ;)

    xx Kenzie | www.paperpizzablog.com

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    1. I LOVE GIVING OTHERS NEW IDEAS!! I say it a lot too! Just glad to give you another way to think about it. OH THANK YOU!

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  2. I definitely know this feeling! I think all writers have a little bit of impostor syndrome but EVERYONE has to get inspiration from somewhere, right? Very original post ♡

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    1. I like the phrase "impostor syndrome!" YES you are so right, that we must get inspiration somewhere. Thanks for reading.

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  3. First off, love the new design!

    And second off, awesome post! I feel the same way you do from the Internet: hasn’t somebody already written this before? Very encouraging!

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    1. Thank you! (I've been so indecisive with my layout the last few months) It's hard not to question yourself sometimes but keep writing. <3

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  4. Never really thought of this actually.

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  5. I used to worry about it, now I kinda own the cliche's.

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    1. THERE YOU GO! I want that attitude towards them!

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  6. your new design is so pretty!!! eve always does such a great job.
    this is such a good post. i feel that way a lot, but your argument against it is SO TRUE. thank you for this post <3

    sophy

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    1. THANK YOU! Thank you! Thanks! Just a little something to keep me from going crazy!

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  7. I love this! I was actually thinking about something kind of like this when I was in a museum recently. It was saying how this one person found out about this thing but I thought this other person did. Turns out they both did but totally separately from one another and around the same time so it's really both of them who found it out. This doesn't exactly relate to the post but it made me think of it haha.

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. THIS TOTALLY RELATES! And I am so glad that you shared that with me because it validates my mindset about cliches a little more. Thank you for sharing that! <3

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